My Son Reuben. Image shows from L to R: Reuben Greenberg (Bernard Spear), Fay Greenberg (Lila Kaye). Copyright: Thames Television.

My Son Reuben

ITV sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1975. Stars Lila Kaye, Bernard Spear, Stella Tanner and Jo Rowbottom.

My Son Reuben

An apron strings comedy about Reuben, a 35 year old bachelor, and his Jewish momma who keeps him from leaving by feigning a heart attack

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1975
Channel
ITV
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Lila Kaye, Bernard Spear, Stella Tanner and Jo Rowbottom
Writer
Vince Powell
Director
Anthony Parker
Producer
Anthony Parker

Reuben is a 35 year-old bachelor who manages the dry-cleaning business founded by his late-father.
His life is run by his archetypal Jewish mother, Fay, and if he were to try to marry a gentile she would give him a marriage present he will never forget - an invitation to her funeral! This is unfortunate for Reuben who is in a relationship with Betty Smith, a woman who has never set foot in a synagogue.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 8th September 1975 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 13th October 1975 on ITV at 8pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes

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